How Did Pat Robertson’s Television Show “The 700 Club” Get its Name and What Does it Mean?

Today, Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is a multi-million-dollar conglomerate.

But when they first went on the air in 1961, Robertson’s refusal to seek commercial revenue meant that only prayer and telethons kept them going.

At the time, Robertson told his audience that a club of seven hundred viewers contributing ten dollars each per month would pay expenses.

The success of Robertson’s effort gave The 700 Club its name.

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1 thought on “How Did Pat Robertson’s Television Show “The 700 Club” Get its Name and What Does it Mean?”

  1. Pat Robertson should thank the good lord above for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Those 2 people are what got him started with the 700 club.

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